Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Stevens Institute of Technology
United States of America
Prof. Besser currently leads a department of 15 faculty and approximately 300 undergraduate and graduate students at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is engaged in research and teaches courses in chemical engineering and alternative energy.
Besser's research focuses on the enhancement of alternative energy technologies through nano and microtechnology. Past projects have included microscale hydrogen production, hydrocarbon reforming, microplasma reforming, novel fuel cell materials and architectures. Current projects focus on scalable methane reforming with small-scale concentrated solar processing, and novel PEM fuel cell materials and devices.
Lindner PJ, Bender E, Besser RS (2014) Failure analysis of novel microhollow cathode discharge microplasma reactors. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39: 18084-18091.
DeBonis D, Mayer M, Omosebi A, Besser RS (2016) Analysis of mechanism of Nafion® conductivity change due to hot pressing treatment. Renewable Energy. 89: 200-206.